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. but, he said there were no indications she was depressed. president barack obama takes center stage tonight at the democratic national convention. last night former president bill clinton stole the stage ... praising mister obama for reforming healthcare and saving the auto industry. he also told the crowd the president has a better path forward for the next four years. if you want a winner take all on your own society use it you should support the republican ticket ... but if you want a country of share opportunities and responsibility-a we are a couple in this together society you ought to vote for barack obama and joe biden ...recent polls show president obama and mitt romney are in a dead heat. when president obama takes the podium and the convention tonight... he will be introduced by illinois senator dick durbin. wgn's frank holland is live in charlotte, north carolina with more on this prestigious honor for durbin. the theme for the campaign is forward ... but the democrats on looking back at the speech delivered by bill clinton last night and the president is looking back o
. >>first lady michelle obama took the stage for opening night of the democratic national convention. she spoke about her husband's upbringing and the course he has set for the country. >>i have gotten to see up close and personal what being president really looks like ... i can honestly say that when it comes to his character conviction and his heart barack obama is still the same man that i fell in love with all of those years ago ... >>the first lady also said her husband has proved his values, vision and courage. she made the pitch for the president's re-election bid saying he was the same person who voters embraced four years ago. thousands of obama supporters got some bad news today ... when they found out they won't be able to attend the president's convention speech. wgn's frank holland is live at the dnc in charlotte with details. >>tens of thousands of credential holders were hoping to see barack obama outside the back of the bank of america stadium ... but since it is getting taken indoors there's not enough room ... delegates and others were hoping to see another out tour a
of one massacre victim asked the obama administration to begin collecting statistics on hate crimes against sikhs. mayor emanuel is considering raising chicago's taxes on amusements and cigarettes to close a 369-million dollar budget shortfall for next year. the move could make the city's tax on sports tickets the highest in the nation, bumping it from nine to ten percent. tax on theater tickets could also be raised to five percent. it's not clear how much the cigarette tax might go up, but the state increased its tax by a dollar a pack last year. the mayor will unveil his budget in three weeks. you may have a problem if you're flying with american airlines anytime soon. pilots hit the picket lines today over a contract dispute with the company. as a result, american has canceled 300 flights through september 23rd. management blames pilots for calling in sick to protest impending job cuts. american has anounced that 11,000 workers could lose their jobs, as the company fights to get out of bankruptcy. american also plans to cut its october schedule by as much as 2%. august was a str
the united states condemns in the strongest terms this shocking attack ... president obama says justice will be done after an attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. at this moment u.s. drone is are going to fly over libya to seek out jihadist encampments ... ambassador j. christopher stevens and three american security staffers were killed when protesters attacked the u.s. consulate in the city of benghazi. the protesters were angry over an online film considered offensive to islam. libya's deputy prime minister said stevens was a friend to his nation. and libya's general national congress issued an apology for the attack. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton condemned the attack. we will not rest until those responsible for these attacks are found and brought to justice we are working closely with libyan authorities to work swiftly ... the same movie that triggered the attack in libya also sparked a vio
the obama administration is circulating a draft executive order, that would shield vital computer networks from cyber attacks. the attack escalated last week, flooding bank websites with traffic, making them unavailable to customers. a u.s. official says the attack waged by a still-unidentified group outside the country. republican presidential nominee mitt romney takes his campaign to pennsylvania. he attended a rally at valley forge military academy and college. meantime, it appears romney's campain is trying to lower expectations as he heads into his first debate against president obama. romney will debate the president in denver on wednesday. romney's campaign adviser released a memo that outlines why president obama should win the debate, including the president has a lot more experience and is a great public speaker. a so-called "super pac" that supports president obama gets a major boost. george soros will donate one million dollars to "priorities usa action." the former hedge fund manager will also give 500,000 dollars to 2 super pacs that back congressional democrats. so far this
obama to spend another four years in office .. despite the sluggish economy. wgn's frank holland is live in charlotte with more. at the delegates meeting this morning everyone was looking forward ... 4 illinois speakers on the agenda and in november they believe they have the right candidates to sweep the congressional election ... no punches were polled during the illinois delegate meeting this morning they believe they can sweep the congressional races ... tammy duckworth and joe walsh are where democrats are most confident ... congresswoman jan schakowsky led the charge against controversial congressman was a fishwalsh ... >>he is an embarrassment to congress and an embarrassment to the republican party >>it is also believed that mrs. obama is crucial to this election ... tammy duckworth well addressed the delegates between seven and eight central and that's followed by other members of the delegation including the governor and the mayor ... it is important to remind democrats and independents of the accomplishments of this administration and the first four years osama bin-laden ..
involved ... president obama accepted his second nomination, and laid out his vision for the future on the closing night of the democratic national convention. wgn's frank holland reports from charlotte on reaction to the president's speech. >>four years ago the president's campaign slogan of hope and change energize the democrats and it was easy to understand this new campaign slogan of foreword is a bit harder members of the dnc was wondering about the message brought forth in the acceptance speech for the nomination >>he made a great speech we have a better picture are where we're heading ... >>he said it's not an easy change that would of been brought about instantly four years ago >>people believe there was more realism this time around the idea of the ford seem continues the hope and change ... he highlighted the passage of health care reforms the bailout of the auto industry in the end to the war in iraq ... he also spoke of the difficulties faced in the white house and how you struggle with difficulties when you are the president in making certain critical decisions ...
. president obama said the attacks are not simply an assault on america.. but also an assault on the ideals upon which the united nations was founded. republican presidential candidate mitt romney says the u.s. could ease unrest overseas by ending handouts, and linking foreign aid to free enterprise. romney says he and others are troubled by recent events in the middle east and elsewhere. romney spoke this morning at the annual clinton global initiative meeting in new york. president obama will also address the gathering today. >>we somehow feel that we're at the mercy of events rather than shipping events ... a new poll shows 40% of voters are not satisfied with the choices in this year's presidential election. the poll was conducted by the pew research center and the washington post. it was done after the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya... and hidden camera video surfaced of republican mitt romney. the survey finds democrats are more satisfied with obama than republicans are with romney. only 45% of independent voters are satisfied with either of the candidates. it's natio
benefits of president obama's national health care plan. actor and comedian bill murray tried to steal the show... literally... at the ryder cup celebrity golf outing. the tournament begins on friday. yesterday, fans watched golf legends and celebrities play a golf scramble. stars included bill murray, justin timberlake, swimmer michael phelps and former bull scottie pippen. murray had some fun... trying to walk away the the ryder cup trophy tucked into his sweater.later... he and singer justin timberlake got a little carried away. coming up next: iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad addresses the u.n. general assembly claiming he's committed to peace, but accuses other world powers of double standards. also ahead, campaigning heats up-- the presidential candidates head to the swing state of ohio today. and, the music community mourns legendary crooner andy williams. noú]@?@ó@,ç?ú@ó@46ú?ñstú] ç@xúópç0ó<@Ñp=pe÷w@wtñúh ú[l÷@úÑú%úfú÷w@pl0l@f@oúñ@i@/@r@[x@ó oxqúp÷ú<ú?@póñpúúóúñpvú>ñ÷.p;ú?@cñú+ xyú=nw v @Ñ 0úkñÑú?p@kúwúz0(ú?(> né
the fault of agents in arizona ... or if the obama administration played a major role. more controversial remarks from republican presidential candidate mitt romney have surfaced - this time about chicago. romney suggested a pro-iranian terrorist could hold america ransom by threatening to blow up chicago with a nuclear bomb romney later explained that the u.s. could be blackmailed by iran ... and that's why it's important to keep iran from having a nuclear weapon. that video came from the same tape in which romney says the 47% of voters who don't support him don't pay taxes... rely on government... and think they are victims. an old video of president obama defending the redistribution of wealth has been posted on you tube. the president's comments are said to come from a 1998 appearance at loyola university .. when he was a state senator. president obama was criticized by republicans during the 2008 campaign when he told an audience in ohio that spreading wealth around was good for everybody. catching a ride from florida to california the spacecraft left cape canaveral around 6:15 this
on the internet. romney made the comments at a private fundraiser in may. the obama campaign issued a response, saying ... "it's hard to serve as president for all americans when you've disdainfully written off half the nation." in a news conference last night romney said his remarks were "off the cuff"... but defended the main message. romney's campaign is calling on the person who secretly recorded the speech to release the entire video and put it into context. an interesting footnote... the grandson of former president jimmy carter is listed as a research assistant on the story that brought the video into the national spotlight. james carter the fourth tracked down the anonymous source for the piece published by "mother jones" magazine. president obama has a star- spherestudded evening planned. first, he's headed to new york to tape an interview for the "late show with david letterman." this is the president's 7th appearance on "letterman." the president will also attend a campaign fundraising event hosted by singer beyonce. it will be held at the new york nightclub owned by her husband...
. more than a dozen others were injured. no americans were injured. president obama is focusing on the impact of the auto industry bailout, as he campaigns today in the key swing state of ohio. in cincinnati.. he made the case the auto bailout is fueling economic recovery in ohio. >>when they said that we should walk away from an industry that supports one out of eight jobs here in ohio ... i said that we would not go that way ... i bet on the american worker and three years later the american automobile industry has been roaring back.... >>the president is also announcing today his administration is filing a complaint with the world trade organization.. accusing china of providing one billion dollars in illegal subsidies to auto and auto-part exporters. the white house estimates up to 60 percent of china's automotive industry exporters benefit from the subsidies.. making it hard for american companies to compete. republican presidential candidate mitt romney is focusing on the economy as he addresses the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce this afternoon in los angeles. romney
the teachers' strike is a way to attack president obama he attended a private fund-raiser yester day before landing he released a statement that accuse the president of supporting teachers' unions instead of students saying the interest of the union's conflict with this interests of the students ... >> i know he is aware of it but i've not spoken with him about it cited not what his reaction is i know more broadly that our principal concern is for the students and his principal concern is for the students and families. >> >> the rodney tax cuts would reduce education funding. >> >> teachers at lake forest community has school district 115 filed an unfair labor practice claim against the board yesterday. a strike is scheduled to begin at midnight and mediation session ended last night without agreement for district 124 another is planned for a week ... >> >> teachers at this community has school district to a unanimous jury vote last week an exact date is not said yet but teachers could go on strike at some point this month. >> >> the nation remembers the man and women who gave thei
the deadly attack was most likely carried out by a pro al qaeda group. president obama has vowed justice will be done. u-s warships are on their way to the coast of libya, and unmanned drones are being sent to help search for the killers. we are just learning that the fbi has spoken to the filmmaker ... voters in florida who were purged from the rolls after mistakenly being labeled as non- citizens... will have their voting rights restored in time for the november election. earlier this year... 2600 voters were informed they would not be allowed to vote unless they proved their citizenship. critics accused the state of unfairly targeting latinos. yesterday, state officials announced a federal immigration database was used to confirm citizenship for more than 2,000 voters... and they are now eiligible to vote. apple unveiled a lighter thinner and faster i-phone yesterday... and it will be available to order on friday. the "i-phone 5" has a larger display screen, a better camera and a longer lasting battery. the charging port on the new model is smaller, making current chargers obsolete
. but arne.duncan and the obama administration have been very helpful in this race to the top help in chicago get what it needs to achieve thank you. >>that was mayor rahm emanuel discussing the teacher's strike ... good afternoon i'm dina bair >>i'm nancy loo in for steve sanders this is the first teacher's strike in 25 years in chicago both sides are back at the bargaining table tonya francisco is live with the latest at school board headquarters mayor rahm emanuel said those talks resume-1130 this morning the big lines are still going strong here at the school board headquarters and the more than 600 schools across the city ... this is the first time chicago public schoolteachers have walked the picket line in 25 years ... they are loud and they are proud but this middle school teacher says he's nervous: >>whenever you forgo a paycheck for the sake of righteousness it's not easy ... >>bye he says the chicago teachers union had no choice he saw a tremendous impact on black and brown teachers as the turnaround of the schools continued ... >>as a black male i represent a minority of the t
november, president obama signed into law legislation to award the montford point marines the congressional gold medal for their contributions to the marine corps and american society. in 1941, president roosevelt signed an executive order allowing african-americans to be recruited in the marine corps. they trained at montford point north carolina. there are about 500 montford marines still living today. another reason to call your dog -- man's best friend. an organization in tennesse is training dogs to help daibetics. ann walling collects swabs and t-shirts with saliva and sweat samples from diabetics when their sugar levels drop below 70. the distinct scent diabetics put off during these sugar lows is first introduced to dogs in their crates at dinner time, then in containers as part of a game and eventually the scent is planted on the owners body for the dog to react. the trainer started the program because her son was diabetic. the fear for me was that if during the night his blood sugar would decline none of us would know this ... most family dogs can become diabetic alert dogs. but
officials say the last of several hundred troops from the surge has left the country. president obama ordered 33,000 additional troops to afghanistan in 2009 .. to quash a taliban resurgence. their goal was to stabilize the country so u.s. and international trainers could develop afghan security forces. 68,000 american troops are still in afghanistan ... the same number as in late 2008. sixteen members of a renegade amish community in rural eastern ohio were convicted of federal hate crimes. prosecutors said samuel mullet senior, and 15 of his followers forcibly shaved the beards and cut the hair of amish people who had left his group over religious disagreements. in the amish faith, hair and beards are sacred religious symbols. the judge is expected to sentence them between 15 and 20 years in prison. new allegations have surfaced about jerry sandusky involving a child porn ring. a man who says he was a former child prostitute claims sandusky, was involved in a tri-state child porn ring along with the late "poly prep" football coach, phil foglietta. greg bucceroni claims that back
was leaked, the obama campaign is using mitt romney's own words in its latest ad. the ad uses direct quotes from romney at a recent fdraiser, where he said 47 percent of the country saw themselves as victims who are entitled to help from the government. romney has since said his campaign is for all americans. both candidates are taking on foreign policy ten days before the first debate. on last night's 60 minutes the president was asked whether he faced pressure to be more aggressive on iran's nuclear program. >>when it comes to our national security decisions and the pressure that i feel is simply to do what is right for the american people and i am going to block out any noise that is out there ... >>the president has a foremanforeign policy that is characterized as leading from behind that for me is being a follower the romney campaign says the president's attitude over israel is the latest evidence of his chronic disregard for the security of our closest ally in the middle east. it's been over 100 years, but the wife of abraham lincoln is getting another day in court. a chicago court
to mental health problems since june 10th. the battleground moves to virginia today... as president obama and mitt romney mark the third straight day the candidates are campaigning in the same state. romney appeared at a veterans event in springfield, virginia. he warned voters that military cuts proposed by the white house would have a major impact on virginia. the impact would be significant and immediate here in virginia 160,000 jobs could be lost in virginia as a result of this defense cut move ... romney also released a new ad today aimed at coal miners. it includ video of obama as a candidate in 2008 saying he would support laws to force emitters of greenhouse gases to buy allowances at auction. polls show romney trailing president barack obama in just about every one of the swing states. the president just wrapped up his speech to supporters in virginia beach. obama is still hammering romney over his secretly recorded comments at a florida fundraiser. obama has a slight lead in the state, but undecided voters make it close. the president's campaign is buying tv time in seven bat
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